Michael Thu Jan 29 18:31:58 2004|
> But since you have no backup plan, you're now free to write comics
> nonstop, right? Cause weren't wolverines going to be NEXT? :)
Sorry, the muse has been stubbornly silent regarding the toon. I did spend some time with graphical enhancement of soft porn from the fark.com boobies links.... Unlikely to interest the majority of you, I suppose, but I came up with some very nice images, sort of ... minimalist pornography. All, of course, on the laptop's hard drive at the moment.
I've spent the entire day today upgrading to Fedora. Or rather, repeatedly *not* upgrading to Fedora, thanks to my faulty installation of RedHat 7.2 which was the original reason to need to upgrade to Fedora. It had failed to write the CDs cleanly. A fact which I naturally discovered only halfway through the installation process -- leaving me with *no* working machine talking to the Internet. Not a good position.
So I managed to make a minimal installation of Fedora (luckily CD#1 was fine) and re-downloaded the second CD and burned it to a fresh CD, and now I'm at least back in graphical interface land, a great relief. And the whole process only took me about seven hours.
I did think of a mildly amusing script idea for Toonbots the other day, so maybe there's hope. And (cross your fingers) I've got a lead on an actual full-time job, programming open-source software, on a fully telecommuting basis with a German company. Lead, as in, I'm one of five remaining contenders for the two positions they'll be filling in February. We had a nice interview on the phone last Tuesday and I expect to hear from them pretty soon, hopefully with good news. I'm *pretty sure* that if I didn't have this financial stress, and if I manage to suppress the political obsession, I might actually start to feel funny again.
That would be a Good Thing.